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Unheard Unseen: A COVID-19 briefing

2020 should have been a ‘big year for women’s rights’. Instead, progress is being threatened due to COVID-19 - and women affected by conflict are most at risk of being left behind Thursday 7 May...

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Nigeria

Women's Empowerment: A Gateway to Peaceful Coexistence

BY MONICA AGENE, WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL - NIGERIA The role of a woman in society places her in a unique position to be a peace builder, who makes sacrifices to provide stability for herself,...

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Iraq

Funded by WfWI, new women's center opens in northern Iraq

WfWI’s partner, Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF), based at the Khanke IDP camp in the Duhok Province in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), caters to the needs of 640 Yezidi women, most of whom are former...

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Colombia

Colombian Women Take Unprecedented Role in Peace Negotiations

A historic milestone occurred this week that many thought was impossible: the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel movement signed a peace agreement,...

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Three Ways We Can Help Refugees Move Forward

In a small, garage-like building in northern Iraq, Seve wakes up each morning not knowing how she’ll provide for her six children. Her husband is injured and unable to work. Their only income comes...

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Serbia

Through Art, Kosovar Women Shatter Silence of Sexual Violence

Thousands of dresses fluttered from washing lines strung across the football pitch in Pristina, Kosovo on Friday as our staff and Kosovo Country Director Iliriana Gashi joined their country’s leaders...

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DR Congo

Panzi Hospital Offers Healing, Hope to Survivors of SGBV

“When a woman in our program has the courage to tell her Life Skills trainer ‘I have been raped,’ we refer her to Panzi Hospital,” explains WfWI – Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Acting...

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